As I mentioned in my post on Monday; on my return from Amsterdam to see the tulips my own garden had exploded into full growth mode.
When I left tulips were still looking amazing and there were buds forming on the bearded Iris. Now all the tulips are just a memory and the Irises are in their full glory.
As you may imagine I have taken far too many photographs to put in one post so we’ll just walk around part of the garden and I’ll post again tomorrow.
So beginning as you walk along the path that leads from the west-facing terrace and winds between the Large Island the the Upper slope Path.
Rounding the bend in the path you glimpse the first of the Irises, leaning out from the Arbutus which is growing to push them out of the bed
Next the perfume from these white Irises draws you to explore
A white Cistus (grown from a cutting is smothered in white flowers with yellow centres
Looking back along the path from the other direction
To the right in the Upper Slope Path bed Dutch Irises are also giving of their best
Further along on the right rich purple gives way to contrasting yellow
The Cotinus obviously loved the cold winter and wet spring, it has NEVER had so many flowers before. I really does look like smoke! Iris Rustic Jewel works perfectly with the Cotinus
Cotinus in the Large Island
Looking back along the path concentrating on the upper Slope Path bed
Looking back at the Large Island
The Large Cistus in the mid-ground is mostly dead. I will take as many cuttings from it as possible and them sadly I think it will have to come out.
Form and structure is, even now, the most noticeable thing in the garden, with colour from Alliums which are reappearing this year again because they enjoyed the wet spring.
Moving to the woodland walk, it is beginning to look as I imagines it would! Lush and green and shady.
Woodland path looking West
Woodland path looking East
All lush and green!
It was too dry for the Solomon’s Seal last year but they loved the spring rain and are flowering prolifically
Is your garden suddenly bursting with life?